LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
user_of_slack
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Emulate any distro thoughts


This may be off the wall but I was wondering what others think. Say you have binary software that only works on a certain distribution. Take Oracle and Redhat for example.

How hard would it be to make a virtual RedHat system on any distribution? ... Say Slackware (my distro of choice)

The thought is, if it (Oracle) is looking for certain files in certain locations, how hard would it be to in a way emulate a certian distribution with symbolic links and required libraries?

I want to convey, I am not a Linux Guru at all , This may be an asinine thought or something that no one thought of. Please tell me what you think. The only argument I want to protest is saying, just use that distribution. My thought is Freedom. Why use a certain distro if mine works fine? I just want.... Fill in the blank...

Imagine that a binary was compiled for RedHat, then by using any distro, I enable RedHat emulation, install the binary and it just works.

Doesn't FreeBSD do this with Linux in a way?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:49 AM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 22,965
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865Reputation: 865
Re: Emulate any distro thoughts

Quote:
Originally posted by user_of_slack
Doesn't FreeBSD do this with Linux in a way?
Not really ... having a layer to make ELF binaries
run under BSD is not the same as cheating an installer
into believing that it's dependencies are there :)



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-01-2004, 03:48 AM   #3
Oliv'
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Montpellier (France)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,014

Rep: Reputation: 36
Hi,

Quote:
how hard would it be to in a way emulate a certian distribution with symbolic links and required libraries?
Don't know how hard it would be through this way... But it's quite easy to emulate a RedHat, Mandrake or Slack with UML (User Mode Linux)... See the following for more infos:
http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/dl-sf.html

Oliv'
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux Mini Distro Suggestion: Emulate USB Flash Disk layanto Linux - Software 4 04-25-2009 03:54 PM
Sendmail - how to emulate it? ivj Linux - Software 0 07-22-2005 10:03 PM
emulate mouse by application Julia_Koch Linux - General 6 04-06-2005 03:34 PM
Emulate vt100 Session David@330 Linux - Newbie 2 09-27-2004 05:22 AM
Extreme HU... emulate? nyhm Linux - Software 0 02-20-2004 11:52 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration